Percival's Story

HOWLAND AND GLENBURN - Percival Spencer of Glenburn went home to be with the Lord, on Feb. 17, 2015. He was born April 16, 1926, in Lincoln, the son of Percival and Eunice (Wallace) Spencer.

He was a World War II veteran. He spent time on an Advanced Base Sectional Drydock which was torpedoed near Admiral T Islands.

He grew up and lived in Howland caring for his family. He worked at the Great Northern in East Millinocket. Percy enrolled in a correspondence school and learned to repair electronics. Once retired, he spent 20 winters in Florida gardening, cooking, traveling, and making family clocks. In 2009, he moved to Glenburn to be near his girls. Dad "Gramp's" was a tremendous caregiver who taught us the true value and meaning of love and commitment without uttering a word.

He is survived by three daughters, Glenna Stevens of Bangor, Belinda and Lawrence Violette of Hermon, and Paulette Clapp of Glenburn. He is also survived by four step-children, Andrea Crocker, Tammy Belanger, Kevin Crocker, and Barry Crocker. His grandchildren are Wendy Stevens, Jamie Stevens, Christopher Stevens, Lt Col Matthew Clapp (wife Kimberly), Amy Carson, his special "spit fire" granddaughter, who always made his day fun and interesting, (husband Dave), and Adam Violette (wife Tammy). His sister-in-law is Elva Stanley from Howland. He thoroughly enjoyed the visits from his great-grandchildren Olivia Carson, Ayden and Lydia Violette, and Logan and Mitchell Clapp. "Ralphie" was his loyal canine companion along with Sophie.

He was predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Geneva Dyer Spencer; his great-granddaughter, Emma Carson; two brothers, Howard and Carl Spencer; his second wife, Dorene Crocker Spencer; sister-in-law, Louise Dyer; and son-in-law, Ronald Stevens.

He was a member of the Howland Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Souls Harbor TV Ministry, 251 Exeter Road, Corinth, ME 04427.

Private Memorial Service in the spring will be arranged by Clay Funeral Home in Lincoln.

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